Top Decade: The 70s

We hear you: it can be heard to narrow 59 years of music down to just one.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, why not start out by choosing your favorite decade? You may have noticed that XPN dedicated a few recent weekends to playing back the top songs from years past. Let’s revisit the Solid Gold #1 Hits of the 70’s playlist below to see how this decade stacks up against the rest.

It started with “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” by B.J. Thomas and ended with “Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes. WXPN’s Dan Reed recently took his High’s In The 70′s programming feature and turned it into a “Solid Gold #1 Hits of the 70s Weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday, February 28th and March 1st, Reed played every number one Billboard hit from the Pop Charts starting in 1970 and ending in 1979. The weekend elicited hundreds of comments on Facebook and twitter from XPN listeners. No doubt, we were treated to some of the best and worst music from the Seventies.

We got a lot of requests to make a Spotify playlist, and thanks to the amazing effort by a WXPN member in Sugar Land, Texas, we have one. Referring to herself as “Loyal listener Barbara” whenever she calls in, she’s been a longtime listener and member of the station, even though she also listens to her hometown station, KPFT.

Do you think the 70s gave us the Greatest Year in Music? Let us know in the comments below and across social media with #XPNGreatestYear.

Category: 70s


Article by: Julie Miller